Why are there so many studies that show Fox News viewers are the most misinformed?

Fox News Viewers Are The Most Misinformed: Study

wow really?
and yet they are rated #1
how are liberal news channels rated??..

The studies reflect Fox News viewers as less informed because propaganda is poor substitute for real news.

Researchers found that Americans who paid more attention to the news were more likely to know about current events. But Americans who relied on Fox News were &quot:significantly more likely than those who never watched it to believe&quot::

* most economists estimate the stimulus caused job losses (12 points more likely)

* most economists have estimated the health care law will worsen the deficit (31 points)

* the economy is getting worse (26 points)

* most scientists do not agree that climate change is occurring (30 points)

* the stimulus legislation did not include any tax cuts (14 points)

* their own income taxes have gone up (14 points)

* the auto bailout only occurred under Obama (13 points)

* when TARP came up for a vote most Republicans opposed it (12 points)

* and that it is not clear that Obama was born in the United States (31 points


First of all, that is in no way a scientific study since most of those questions were ideologically biased and the answer could go either way. For example, “Most economists estimate the stimulus caused job losses.” There is never a mention that Fox News reporters/commentators ever even said this, so if people are saying yes to this question, it is out of ignorance, not because of what Fox News said. Second, “The economy is getting worse.” This is entirely subjective, because the reason to answer yes to this question would obviously be because many see a double-dip recession around the corner, and no significant advancements have been made to get people working again, which can be perceived as getting worse. And third, “Their own income taxes have gone up.” YES MINE HAS. I live in California, which, since Obama has been in office, my STATE income tax has gone up 10%. Notice this question doesn’t say FEDERAL income tax, just income tax. This is the most ridiculously biased study I have ever seen.

Because the rest of the media that does studies has a far left bias so of course they are going to attack the viewers of the only right leaning news outlet. Why can’t liberals just except that they no longer have a monopoly in MSM news?

Because those are biased studies, intentionally trying to make-up a story. If you include a broader set of issues, MSNBC viewers look real dumb too, as they are far more likely to believe that Bush lied, conspired on 9/11, illegal immigration and national debt have no consequence, Area 51 has Martians, and there are actual ghosts.

I wouldn’t be surprised if the average viewer of MSNBC and CNN were equally ill-informed because so many of the stories are either fluff or obviously tilted. I’ve read comments on the CNN and Fox News website that just makes me want to laugh or cry. I read comments on Fox News, praising Mladic because he was killing Muslims. How messed up is that?

The top news sources for me are BBC, NYtimes, and Al Jazeera. It is also good to know the history of the situation. While I do consider myself a Republican and conservative: it doesn’t preclude me from getting good sources of information.

Because Liberals did the study with an agenda in mind. Look, keep comparing people who understand how putting your HEALTHcare in the hands of your government is dangerous to people who chant and cry at their political leader and who know nothing about issues, they just scream &quot:racist&quot: at the opposition and do what you’re doing, demonize them. You’re not fooling anybody.

@Mihkel: Yes, the BBC will tell you the Serbs are war criminals — you just proved every informed person’s point. Anti-white freak.

I like how you ppl have to cast this in a 3rd party sense. I’m right here, give it your best shot unfortunately you have nothing and you cant win a single argument.

Go ahead and point to your made up poll because you, personally, have nothing but sheep-like repetitive MSNBC talking points .

I watch a lot of Fox News and I’ll bet I know a whole lot more about the world than you do.

I don’t watch or really trust any TV news but I would REALLY distrust your misinformed article.

Because liberals hate and fear any programming that isn’t controlled exclusively by other liberals, so they make up fake and biased studies to slander them endlessly. It helps feed their negative obsession, which is what primarily identifies them as liberals.

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